The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has shattered the dreams of many vintage car collectors in India by saying that vintage cars too fall under the ban of vehicles that are older than 15 years, thus they cannot ply on public roads in Delhi.
The NGT recently said that cars that are older than 15 years cannot be driven on public roads. Last Monday, NGT said that vintage cars too fall under this category.
NGT has also asked authorities not to provide fitness certificate to vintage cars without specific order of the tribunal. The bench was headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar.
This order came after Madan Mohan, the Director of 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally asked the Tribunal for permission to host a vintage car rally.
Although this may seem as a very good move to save the environment and reduce pollution, classic car collectors have taken this news as a big blow to them since these cars mean a lot to them and they are not used regularly.
Apart from vintage cars meaning a lot to their owners, the cars are expensive to maintain and collectors have spent a lot of money as well as precious time with their cars.
Many mechanics and vintage car restorers feel that this rule will spoil their livelihood as well as their employees lives.